This public lecture will be in the form of a panel discussion focusing on the role that Manchester music, fashion and ultimately youth cultures have played in forming the Manchester global (and local) brand image. Also focusing on how youth cultures stemming from Manchester may have acted as catalysts for the associated creative and entertainment economies that Manchester is globally renowned for. This public lecture will begin from the perspective Manchester as a City of Youth. A city that has developed a global and local brand image of a centre of creative and entertainment industries that have grown out of local youth cultures.
This panel will comprise of Manchester music industry figures, business leaders, academics, leading figures from the entertainment, creative and hospitality industries. The discussion will focus on the links between music, youth cultures and Manchester's entertainment, creative and cultural economy.
The concept of the proposed event is to question what is it about Manchester through recent history that acts as a catalyst for creativity within youth cultures and the associated music and creative scenes? How and why have significant youth music scenes either generated, been perpetuated or instigated by young Mancunians?
Convened by Richard McHugh, Research Assistant, Manchester Centre for Youth Studies
Richard has worked in youth and community work and education for over 16 years including practice and teaching on youth and community and education studies within higher education. Richard’s research interests include processes of becoming and identity within groups that identify or are identified as ‘outsiders’, and risk within researcher positionality.